According to the St. Mary's Sheriff's Office, Mark W. Williams, of Lexington Park, entered the California, MD, Lowe's store and attempted to return a door for cash. The bar code on the door did not match any of Lowe's inventory. The defendant then began screaming profanities. The manager arrived and attempted to calm the situation. The manager radioed his loss prevention employee to watch the defendant on the cameras while he attempted to figure out the problem.
The Loss Prevention employee observed the defendant, Mr. Williams, take a faucet from the plumbing aisle and place it under his arm. The defendant then exited the store at which point the loss prevention employee attempted to stop him. Williams then shoved the Loss Prevention Officer and ran. The manager pursued Williams into the parking lot. Williams reached into his pocket and attempted to produce a deadly weapon-a switch blade style box cutter. At this point, the manager tackled the defendant and held him until police arrived.
Sr. Dfc. Timothy Butler and Deputy Anthony Whipkey responded and made the arrest. Mr. Williams was charged with Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, and First and Second Degree Assault. He was incarcerated pending an initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
The Stolen Moen Faucet had a value of $178.00.